Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
, though, john. >> obama's campaign staff is telling everybody it sees how good romney is at debating. >> well, each of the campaigns sent out a memo basically saying how good the other guy is and stressing all of their guy's flaws. ironically, they are right. both of talented debaters. obama has some advantages. he's debated in the general election stage before. romney has the advantage of having simply debated more over the last year. so i think it's kind of an even stage there, but the situation is not comparable to reagan versus carter. the economic metrics when carter was running for re- election were extremely negative, much more negative than they are today, and just this last week, polls show that the pub has more confidence in the president's economic views and vision and program than romney. so he has lost the one advantage that he once had. secondly, there were a lot of independent, undecided voters in 1980 who had lost faith in carter and were just waiting to see if they could feel confidence in his challenger. there are so few independent voters. this is an election that'
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
. president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are spending the weekend preparing for the first presidential debate. the candidates face off in denver wednesday night. some 60 million of us are expected to watch the debate on television. there is a new entry on the national register of historic places. a pet cemetery in sub urban new york. the hartsdale pet cemetery founded in 1896 was the final resting place for 75,000 pets and 700 pet owners. now for the day's weather. it will be raining cats and dogs in the south with scattered showers in the northeast. out west the heat is still on. there are no october surprises in the week ahead. milder autumn weather prevails pretty much all over. next, high tech. high risk. and later... >> your name is so familiar. oh, stop hugging me. reporter: rit a braver >> osgood: i'm sorry. i was just checking my cell phone. a reminder of just how disconnected from our surroundings all of these devices can make us. disconnected is one of the milder things some critics say about our push-button companions. our cover story is reported by susan spence